To ensure the safety of passengers and crew on DUKWs — amphibious vehicles also referred to as duck boats — the United States Coast Guard (USCG) should issue a range of new guidelines and requirements.
TRB’s Special Report 342: Options for Improving the Safety of DUKW Type Amphibious Vessels recommends that the USCG use a consistent risk-assessment methodology and update its regulations and enforcement practices in a way that reflects the variable levels of risk to passengers and crew.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Options for Improving the Safety of DUKW Type Amphibious Vessels. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26447.
|2 DUKW Boats and Safety||13-32|
|3 Flooding and Survivability||33-56|
|4 Operating Areas||57-68|
|5 Canopies and Escape During Emergencies||69-86|
|6 Wearing Life Jackets||87-94|
|7 Operations and Safety||95-102|
|8 Risk Assessment and Recommendations||103-114|
|Appendix A: Study Committee Biographical Information||115-120|
|Appendix B: Time to Sink Analysis||121-124|
|Appendix C: Simplified HAZID Register for Water Segment of the Tour||125-150|
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